XLR8R's Best of 2017: Labels
Here are some of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

Record labels play a major though often underestimated role in defining our musical tastes. The growth of the internet, and that of Soundcloud and Spotify, has made access to music far easier than it …

Silent Servant Remixes JK Flesh
'PI04' EP will land on February 2 on Pi Electronics.

Justin K Broadrick will release a new EP on industrial label Pi Electronics as JK Flesh, the alias he employs for his solo work within the realm of heavy/brutal electronica/techno. California-based Ju…

Premiere: Hear a Devastating New Remix From Regis
The UK techno icon remixes a cut from Talker's latest.

Back in July, Jonathan Krohn and Karl Meier relaunched their Talker project with Battle Standards, a new EP that inaugurated their new Standards & Practices label and garnered heavy play from the …

Regis Returns to Blackest Ever Black
'The Master Side' is scheduled for full release on November 10.

Karl O’Connor (a.k.a Regis) will release a new vinyl-only 12″ via Blackest Ever Black, titled The Master Side. The two-track release is O’Connor’s first new solo record as Regi…

Premiere: Hear a Shivering Techno Cut from Samuel Kerridge
'The Silence Between Us' EP is scheduled for October 5 release via Downwards.

Following his sophomore album on Regis’ Downwards imprint back in February 2016, Samuel Kerridge is set to return with a three-track EP for the label, The Silence Between Us. With signature releases s…

Semantica Unveils Next Ten-Year Anniversary EPs
'Semantica 10.VII' and 'Semantica 10.VIII' will both be released April 3.

Semantica has released details of the next two chapters in its ten-year anniversary series. Svreca’s Madrid-based imprint has been celebrating ten years in business with a special series of comp…

Dekmantel Festival Announces Complete Lineup
The 2017 edition takes place in Amsterdam from August 2 - 6.

Dekmantel has unveiled its 2017 Festival lineup. The fifth episode of the Dutch event is set to take place in August, running for a day longer than previous editions (beginning on a Wednesday rather t…

Into The Valley and Into the Factory Announce New Names
Dixon, Jeff Mills, Ion Ludwig, and more all scheduled to play.

Into The Valley 2017 and its Swedish offshoot, Into The Factory, have announced more artists for their lineups Into the Valley will take place from June 29 to July 1 in a sunken former quarry and pris…

Token Outlines Future Releases
Oscar Mulero, Ø [Phase] and Inigo Kennedy all have EPs on the way.

Token Records has announced its next three releases. First up is Spanish producer Oscar Mulero, who made his first and last solo release on the label back in 2008 (as well as a couple of EPs alongside…

Jealous God Set to Close
Silent Servant has revealed that Beau Wanzer and Phase Fatale will be amongst the imprint's final releases.

Silent Servant’s Jealous God will cease operations. Launched out of the ashes of Sandwell District back in 2013 by James Ruskin, Karl O’Connor (a.k.a. Regis) and Juan Mendez (a.k.a. Silent…

Download a New Mix from Daniel Miller
The Mute label head compiles a 60-minute mix ahead of his performance at this year's Festival Forte.

Ahead of his performance at this year’s Festival Forte, Daniel Miller—the UK DJ-producer and founder of Mute Records—has put together a 60-minute mix. Although he began DJing many years ago, it …

Manni Dee 'Occupational Burnout'

Leyla Records was inaugurated last summer by Brighton-based techno producer Manni Dee’s Human Image EP, and has since spread its wings with releases from the likes of JoeFarr & Martyn Hare, …

Stroboscopic Artefacts Reveals Next Monad Series Instalments
The digital-only series features EPs from Yotam Avni, Charlotte Isabelle and Oake.

Lucy’s Stroboscopic Artefacts imprint has announced the next instalments in its summer digital-only series entitled Monad. The Monad series launched back in 2010, and has returned each summer si…

Infrastructure Facticity
Function's multifaceted brainchild displays maturity with new compilation.

Founded in 1998, Infrastructure New York stands at the crossroads of almost two decades worth of techno history and progression. Launched by David Sumner (a.k.a Function) in 1998 after a number of rel…

M_REC LTD Bows Out with Double Vinyl Compilation
'EMME' is a tribute to the late Max_M.

The final release from M_REC LTD will be a double vinyl compilation put together in tribute to its late founder, Italian DJ and producer Max_M. Max Magrini (a.k.a. Max_M) passed away one year ago, in …

Mønic Next Up on Tresor
'Four Sides Of Truth' is due out May 13.

Simon Shreeve (a.k.a. Mønic) will release his second EP with Berlin’s Tresor this May. UK-based Shreeve released one EP with Tresor last year, as well as a couple on his own Osiris Music imprint…

Blueprint Celebrates 20 Years with Compilation
'Structures and Solutions: 1996 - 2016' will see release in May.

Label founder James Ruskin, and his Blueprint label, have announced the release of a forthcoming compilation, to help them celebrate their 20 years in operation, featuring 17 tracks of unreleased mate…

Semantica Records Turn Ten, Celebrates with Special Release Series
The first instalment will include works by Donato Dozzy, Mod21, Stanislav Tolkachev and Skirt, and is out March 18.

Semantica Records turns ten this year, and are marking the occasion with a special ten part release series and global tour. Launched in Madrid back in 2006 by Enrique Mena (a.k.a. Svreca), Semantica h…

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